Eggs and tomatoes to preserve a taboo…

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An academic conference on “Ottoman Armenians during the Decline of Empire: Questions of Scholarly Responsibility and Democracy,” took place past weekend in Istanbul Bilgi University…

I appreciate the conference, since it was a first-time opportunity that provided a platform for a public debate over the long-time painful and controversial issue…

And a group of men-in-black from the nationalist Great Unity Party (BBP) and the left-nationalist Workers’ Party (IP) protested outside the conference, throwing eggs and tomatoes on the participants…

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Here are two news coverage to read on via Bianet or TDN

2 Comments so far

  1. kent (unregistered) on September 29th, 2005 @ 3:02 am

    seems like the topic would be a pretty intense one to have in a public venue. it’s possibly not a good of an idea to discuss detail of the topic here..but i will say congratulations to turkiye on continuing to move in a free and open direction.


  2. kent (unregistered) on September 29th, 2005 @ 3:25 am

    (pretty bad grammar for a canadian, eh?)



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